Energy Saving Tips

  • Try turning your room thermostat down by 1o. It’s unlikely that you will notice the difference, and you can save £60 a year for every degree that you turn it down.
  • Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows, and check for draughts around windows and doors.
  • Turn lights, appliances and chargers off when you’re not using them. A family could save between £50 and £90 a year just by remembering to turn things off, if they don't already do this.
  • If possible, fill up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher: one full load uses less energy than two half loads. Check if your machine has a half-load cycle.
  • Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle).
  • Use energy saving light bulbs. They last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs, and using one can save you around £55 over the lifetime of the bulb. This saving could be around £120 if you're replacing a high wattage incandescent bulb, or one used for more than a few hours a day.
  • Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60oC/140oF
  • A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they're fully turned off!